Grow with us

Hai Le Nguyen (Harry), Ascent Graduate Journey participant, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.

Grow With Us, features a monthly series of inspirational stories of team members and their career journeys with Minor Hotels so far.  

This months' story features

Hai Le Nguyen (Harry), Ascent Graduate Journey participant, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.

Harry joined Minor Hotels and took on the Ascent Graduate Journey in April 2017 after graduating from Les Roches International Hotel Management School in 2014 and gaining professional experiences as Marketing Coordinator. He finished his first generic placement at AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel and chose to specialise in F&B for his second placement at the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in Oman.

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Find out more about the Ascent Graduate Journey

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How can we ensure you meet your full potential?

To enable our next generation of leaders, Minor Hotels works to identify a number of our most talented individuals and empower them with high-impact career coaching, training and support in achieving individually determined objectives. See a brief overview of our three Leadership Journeys and stories from three recent participants:

Ascent

Ascent is open to new hospitality management graduates. This journey fast tracks graduate to their preferred career destination. Following a 6-month rotation through all hotel departments at the Assistant Manager level, Ascent trainees spend another 12-months specializing in one department as an Assistant Department Head.

Endeavour

Endeavour aims to support the development of our internal high potential, high performing Heads of Department within the Minor Hotels team. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the Endeavour leaders grow with us on a journey of 9 months through a combination of on-the-job learning, coaching, peer learning in group sessions, leadership development and three projects focusing on customer service, a corporate social responsibility event and revenue maximization. A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to move into their next role in their career.

Horizon

Horizon is open to high performing, high potential leaders in number two roles in Minor hotels. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the participants embark on a custom-designed journey of 9 months following a road-map of growth merging learning via participation in special projects and leadership development supported by coaching and peer learning. In addition, Horizon leaders complete three projects on customer service, a sustainable corporate social responsibility partnership and revenue maximization.  A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to take on the challenge of their next career step.

Leadership Journeys

  • Chan Jian Ming

    Ascent Graduate Journey

    "The vast array of opportunities to move up and to work in exotic destinations worldwide as well as the explosive growth Year-on-year is what made me join Minor Hotels and the Ascent Graduate Journey."

    About Jian:

    Joined Minor Hotels as Guest Service Agent in 2013 and took on the Ascent Graduate Journey in April 2015 after graduating from Hotel Institute Montreux. He chose to specialise in Rooms and continues his journey, after graduating from the Ascent Graduate Journey in September 2016, as Assistant Front Office Manager at the AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa.

     
  • Rachid Bakas

    Endeavour

    "The Endeavour Journey was another enhancement of my knowledge and experience within Minor Hotels. We went through many learning pit stops and we had a very good productive and intensive group discussions where we have shared our experiences and got ideas from the other participants.

    The idea of having three projects in different themes was brilliant as it helped us to understand the operations from a customer’s point of view as well as from a manager’s prospective."

     

    About Rachid:

    Joined Minor Hotels as Front Office Manager of the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara in 2014 and got promoted to Rooms Division Manager in January 2017 due to successful performance and driven management skills.

  • Martin Platta

    Horizon

    “9 months on the Horizon journey and 3 interesting projects took me out of my regular day to day operation. My CSR project e.g. has shown me that patience is the key sometimes. A slow start and hard to find support turned into a larger project and potentially a self-driven initiative that easily can be shared with other hotels and can be extended to become a MICE activity for revenue generation.”


    About Martin:

    Marin Platta started as Operations Manager at the Anantara Mui Ne Resort in 2012. After 2 successful years he moved on to the Anantara Hoi An Resort where he joined as EAM i/c of F&B. Eventually he became Executive Assistant Manager at the Anantara Hua Hin Resort in 2016.